Spotlight On: Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
Stasov's comment: "Hartmann's design for the decor of a picturesque scene in the ballet Trilby."
Hartmann designed costumes for several ballets. In this case, the portrait was actually a costume sketch for a ballet also known as The Elf of Argyle, which played at the Bolshoi in 1871. The surviving portrait is one of the more well-preserved of the collection.
Attend our performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, June 10, 2017 at Northshore Performing Arts Center.